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RATINGS: 753   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.35/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Pliny the Younger was Pliny the Elder’s nephew, in the case of this beer, the "Younger" is a triple IPA. Pliny the Younger is hopped three times more than our standard IPA, and is dry hopped four different times.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (11411) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2006
Handbottled. Amber coloured. Almost murky. Fluffy beige head. Herbal, fflowery and very piney aroma. Fruity and light caramel notes. Very very good. Flavour is extreme. Heavily hoppy. Alcohol, flowers, some sweetness and fruits. Not as balanced and varied as the aroma. The hoppyness is right on the edge to be too much wihtout crossing the line. Mouth is totally dried out by the hops. Ends on an alcoholstrong bitterness that last loooooooong. Quite warming. Thanks to Bierkönig for sharing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - SEP 6, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2006 Hand bottled.
Pours hazy golden and a creamy off-white head. Extremely well-balanced hoppy aroma with a pleasant sweetness from the malt in the background. Caramel, nut and grass notes. Flavor is bitter hoppy, but also with a strong note of cookie and cake that gives a good sweetness. Caramel, apricot and fruit in there as well. Extreme bitter dry end. No sign of the high ABV. Very nice specially considering it is hand bottled and send across the ocean!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chronictonic (472) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2006
On tap at the Grey Lodge in Philadelphia. Huge grapefuit aroma. Gold yellow straw in color with thin white head. Flavors is sharp citrus twang, grapefuit skins and floral hoppiness. -- I almost wonder if the server at the Greylodge had their taps backwards between elder and younger. We all felt that the elder that we were served was hoppier than the younger.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2006
Draft Boathouse. Fuffy white head. Smells of grapefruit and a little funk. The taste was a mixture of rich malts and high powered hops. Thick with a strong, smooth hop finish. Easy to drink at 11%, maybe too easy!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2006
On tap at Flanigan’s Boathouse in Conshohocken. Clear orange with a robust, whipped marshmallow head. Lacing all the way. Candied orange peel, piney hops and a little funk. Impeccably balanced! Huge malts and hops but damned drinkable. Mostly orange without typical grapefruit notes. Sweet liqueurish with a soft bitterness. No alcohol presence make this dangerous. Sticky hops seem to leach through the glass. Tried the Elder for comparison but made me sad I hadn’t gone with another Younger. I have to give this the nod over Dreadnaught.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10658) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2007 Draft... Drafting Room, near Philly... This beer rocks! ... Mostly clear yellow ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The aroma is of heavy grapefruit, apricot and pine. Surprisingly well-balanced flavor. Huge malt; lots of hops. The malt wins the battle for balance with tons of toffee and honey. Coming in a close second is a boatload of hops; big grapefruit rind and apricot with hints of pineapple and evergreen. Also a bit tangy. Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Finishes bitter-sweet, piney and bone-dry at the very end. World class brew!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2010 8/19/06: Draught at Drafting Room: Smelled hoppy and of grapefruit, citrus, pine, and mint. Very strong hop aroma, but no malt aroma. Mintier, crisper, and fresher smelling than Pliny the Elder. Golden amber color. Slightly sparkling. Clear. Thin white head does not last. Very good lacing. Not a pretty as the Elder. Flavor is balls out hops. Citrusy and minty, with hints of alcohol, resin and pine. Heavily bitter and lightly sweet. A little malt in the finish. BITTER. Has a mild tingly bite to it. Medium length bitter finish. Average carbonation. Medium to full body. A little oily in texture. Overall, a very good tripple IPA. Wish it were drier and better looking. 9/3/9/5/18 = 4.4. 2/27/10: Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of grapefruit, hops, and tropical fruit. Poured amber in color with a creamy, white head that lasted throughout. Clear. Very slightly sparkling. Flavor is heavily sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of tropical fruit, grapefruit, and hops. Medium body. Very dry texture. Soft carbonation. Sweet, bitter, hop and tropical fruit finish is very dry. 11%ABV is completely hidden throughout. 8/4/9/5/18 = 4.4.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
auto (163) - California, USA - AUG 9, 2006
freaking good ass brew right here. good ass summer brew i gotta say. nice fruity flavor taste like some crisp ass nice flavor. looks pretty too. got it on tap at toronado in san fransicko

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McGrupp612 (140) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2007 On tap at Union Jack’s. great beer. Huge nose of citrus hops and tropical fruit. Big bold body consisting of bitter hops, hop flavor and a rich sweetness. The best way to describe the body would be "sticky." Alcohol is masked completely. A phenom and a rare treat for somebody on the east coast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ghorsche (48) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 15, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2006 On tap at Russian River. Clear(?!), deep gold with some bubbles. Nose is straw-like and floral, very sweet and pleasant. Massive hop flavor and bitterness, straw and grapefruit with rich, sweet honey malt underneath. Rich, velvety palate with massive body. The alcohol is perfectly hidden. Truly excellent on the whole, very much on the hoppy side of things but not unbalanced.

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